The best way is a course: if you don't understand something, then the tutor can rephrase or explain until you do. They also require you to practice via homework, which means you learn better - we learn best by doing, not looking. Check locally for these.
The second best is a book: They are structured like a course is, and will "guide you through" the process introducing pretty much everything at sensible points and giving examples for you to code, helping the learning process. Addison Wesley, Wrox, and Microsoft Press all do excellent books that cover the subject well.
Websites are iffy - a lot of them have no idea how to teach, and even less how to learn. I'd avoid them as the very few good ones are hidden in a huge mas of dross.
The worst way is YouTube tutorials. There may be good ones out there, but I've never seen one, and all the ones I have seen have clearly known nothing about how to make a video, how to teach, how to learn, how to code and in some cases how to get the top of a bottle. Most of 'em are there purely for "Subscriptions" and the revenue stream that generates - few have any idea why code works when it does.
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I'm writing an ActiveX Controller to expose to COM and will plan to write an installer for it. I'm using some models for an ActiveX that used Java for HTML inputs. It was a model written for C#. I'm a beginner with the language. I'm a bit confused on how to tell the program that it should get its data from the control source of the report in MS Access (Office 365). I'm also not certain which methods should be private or public in the code when it passes information back and forth between the programs.
I understand it needs exposure to COM, but I think the question here is more about how to reference Access as the source of the data the control uses to give its output. Specifically, how it would be referenced in a C# code.
What would you suggest in place of Access in terms of working with databases?
Surely it must have wide use if it is continually updated in Office releases.
Is there software that gives you the ability to generate queries and reports with the same capabilities in formatting.
I do agree after reviewing some more information on this topic. I think I found a better solution than ActiveX or some of those older methods. Visual Studio has an RPLC reporting add-in that allows you to generate custom fields using C# behind the setup and simply imports the data from the existing datatable structure via OBDE.
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The input for the program would be the string from a field in the report in MS Access.
The program takes the string and uses the QR Coder Nugent Package to create a QR code image.
The program will output the QR code image as the object that is printed in the report.
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